Saturday, May 13, 2017

Atlantic County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Contact

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County corrections officer pled guilty today to criminal sexual contact, the victim being a woman serving a sentence at the county jail when the crime was committed, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Today, May 8, 2017, 21-year veteran Atlantic County Corrections Officer Castulo Matos, 48, of the 5300 block of Reading Avenue, Egg Harbor City, waived indictment and pled guilty to the accusation of Criminal Sexual Contact—a crime of the 4th degree. 
The State alleges that Matos committed the act on or about December 5, 2016 against a female Atlantic County resident who was detained in the Atlantic County Justice Facility while Matos had supervisory power over her.

The victim reported the incident to Atlantic County Justice Facility staff on December 13, 2016, explaining that Matos had made sexual comments to her on several dates prior to his touching her improperly on December 5th. Officers of the Atlantic County Department of Public Safety/Division of Adult Detention Investigations Unit and detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit conducted the investigation.
Matos was immediately suspended from his employment.
Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, Matos will serve a sentence of probation—it’s duration at the discretion of the court, and forfeit his public employment as a result of this conviction
Formal sentencing for the matter is a scheduled for June 16, 2017.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer represents the State in the matter.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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